However, they just released their2014 Annual Report and tax return (form 900) and because 2014 is the first year that the Burning Man event was fully integrated into the Burning Man Project (the 'master' organization under which all activities are undertaken, including putting on the Burning Man event), it's much more interesting than previous years.
Now we can see how all our ticket money gets spent on That Thing In The Desert. The bad news for the drama seekers out there is that you're going to have to work to find fodder for the fire.
The blog post that accompanies the release of the annual report is a great place to start, but I'm providing some highlights below for those who just want some tidbits.
I really only have two pieces of criticism based on the form 900. First, I'd like to see more money going to support artists on the playa.
Second, given that the the Org has been telling us that Regionals are the future (and given the population cap of BM vs. the demand to attend, they're probably right), they don't seem to spend much money supporting them.
Overall, it's clear the organization has evolved in the right direction in terms of transparency and I think they're to be commended for it!
I'm Dr. Yes, a 10 year burner. I run this site, was on the '15 Temple team, lead a theme camp called Friendgasm, and make Burning Man videos. Just say yes, folks, and help keep Burning Man weird!